A potential solution to Nigeria's challenge is "develop people into human capital" through a collaborative effort between government and business in investing in broad-based inclusive growth across non-oil sectors, demand-led workforce skills development to enhance equal socio-economic opportunity, and the development of a welfare state with a robust social security and investment system (that guarantees universal access to basic healthcare and education).
This is the power of data and evidence. By shining a light on hidden, ignored or underestimated issues, they provide fuel to advocate for change, take informed action and measure the impact of these actions. This is the kind of power needed to end gender inequality by 2030.
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